A Merciless Mother: Nature Paying Back in Richard Power’s The Overstory


  • Sibgha Tanveer Mphil Scholar, The University of Lahore, Sargodha Author




interdependency, pandemic (Corona Virus), human & non-human world


The current study deals with the interdependency between human and the non-human world in Richard Powers’ The Overstory. It further explicates the lack of coherence between human and non-human environment. One of the basic objectives of this research is to study human behavior with respect to his relation to nature and the ecosystem. The eco-critical analysis of any of the narratives reveals the attitude of Nature towards mankind. The researchers contend that nature now has turned into a Retaliator while formerly being treated badly in the hands of a man. Therefore, it takes revenge in the form of Natural disaster and brings epidemics like Covid-19. The eco-critical perspective of the text leads to comprehend the contemporary set-up of environment and makes Man understand what he needs to associate that goes side by. The present study suggests new research for further understanding and evaluation about the significance of the non-human world and how to overcome the upcoming environmental issues such as famines, deforestation, droughts, global warming etc.




How to Cite

Sibgha Tanveer. (2023). A Merciless Mother: Nature Paying Back in Richard Power’s The Overstory. University of Chitral Journal of Linguistics and Literature, 5(I), 458-468. https://doi.org/10.33195/47xave24

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